The Morrison Government is set to invest $5 million in response to the increasing cases of accelerated silicosis ahead of the federal election.
The ex-mining town of Wittenoom, which inhabits a highly contaminated area filled with blue asbestos, is to finally be closed by the Western Australian Government.
There’s a way to avoid being harmed by mine dust including crystalline silica on the east coast and asbestos fibres on the west coast. Breathesafe director Nicholas Johnstone tells Safe to Work about the solution.
A dust diseases clinic is now open on Pitt Street to provide medical access for NSW workers impacted by exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos and silica.